Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Country Artists

So, I have noticed that a lot of times the country artists have some of the best emotional songs. Sure, pop artists have written some touching songs, latest being the Jonas Brothers song A Little Bit Longer, but if you listen these songs are written best and performed best by the country artists. Some of my favorites are Traveling Soldier and Not Ready to Make Nice by the Dixie Chicks and my newest favorite is Just a Dream by Carrie Underwood. Not Ready to Make Nice was written after the lead singer of the Dixie Chicks, Natalie Maines made a critical comment about President Bush in 2003. Because many country fans are republicans, she and the rest of the band were harshly critiscized for saying those things. The band was boycotted, their songs were banned from the radio, they even recieved death threats. This song is about this contreversy and saying that even three years later, the song was released in 2006, they are not ready to make nice. Traveling Soldier and Just a Dream are both amazing and touching songs, both would make me cry if I cried about movies, books and music. So, if you haven't heard these songs, find them and listen to them because country artists really have the best emotional songs.

Information on Not Ready to Make Nice from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Not_Ready_to_Make_Nice

1 comments:

jordan said...

omg i agree so much. country music seems to have so much thought put into the lyrics, and i love that most of the songs tell a story. i love the dixie chicks album home, and carrie underwood. i also adore tim mcgraw's greatest hits albums. and reba mcentire<-- i blame my mom for that one. i know like every song she wrote.